Health Freedom Walk: A Harlem Restaurant Crawl Honoring Dr. King

01/15/2024 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET


  • $5.00


The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY
United States of America


“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lacking reliable access to affordable, nutritious food is a long-running problem in America’s big cities, including the New York metro area. In fact, the latest data from New York City’s Food Metrics Report, estimates 1.2 million New Yorkers are food insecure — that’s 14.6% of the population. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way. 

This MLK Day, PPMNY is uniting communities to stand up for a more inclusive food future. Join us for a purposeful restaurant crawl spanning multiple neighborhoods — a progressive plant-powered meal that pays tribute to Dr. King’s enduring legacy of justice.

For our 2nd annual Health Freedom Walk, we’ve partnered with these Harlem eateries, where chefs have curated delicious plant-powered dishes:

The restaurant crawl will last approximately 2 hours, and guests will pay $10 or less for one dish at each location. Along the way, we’ll be stopping at historical landmarks memorializing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Harlem walk begins at the lobby of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, at the intersection of 135th Street. Please arrive by 4:00 PM. Please arrive by 4:00 PM.

To hold your spot, register for just $5.

Walk Marshall: Senator Cordell Cleare

Hosted by PPMNY volunteers Rebecca Johnson, Danielle Doucette, & Victoria Ortiz.